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The ICAR-National Research Centre on Litchi was established on 6th June, 2001 at the fag end of IXth Plan by Ministry of Agriculture, Government of India under the aegis of Indian Council of Agricultural Research to act as a Nodal Centre to work exclusively on litchi Research and Development in India. The Centre started functioning from 2002 with budgetary allocation and the first batch of two Scientists joining the Centre in March, 2002. The lease deed was signed on 25th June, 2002 between the ICAR and Government of Bihar to transfer 100 acres of land to the Centre at Mushahri. The Centre was strengthened during 2005 and onwards by redeploying scientific, technical and supporting staff along with administrative support and financial assistance for developing infrastructural facilities and to carry out the research work.

Aution notice for Haldi and Bakala
Recruitment result of walk-in Interview for SRF
Recruitment of SRF in Consortia Research Plateform Project
Application format for recruitment of SRF
HRD Guidelines at ICAR-NRCL, Muzaffarpur
Terms and conditions and tender form for work contract Group-III

Hon’ble Union Agriculture Minister, Shri Radha Mohan Singh Inaugurated Fish Farmer’s Meet at Muzaffarpur

Training on IPM organized at Pusa Site under UNEP-GEF TFT project by NRCL

RAC meeting held at NRCL, Muzaffarpur

NRCL Muzaffarpur has celebrated its 14th Foundation Day

Litchi is an important fruit crop of the country with tremendous domestic market and export potential. But it is specific to its soil and climatic preference. Resultantly, litchi production is restricted to certain pockets with an area of 74,000 ha yielding 4,83,000 MT fruits every year. The productivity of litchi is although better in India in comparison with its native country but still wide gap exists between present productivity level (7-8 tonnes/ha) and realizable potential productivity (14-15 tonnes/ha). The NRC for litchi has been mandated to address the productivity gap through basic and strategic research in areas of crop improvement and genetic enhancement, development of sustainable production techniques and integrated pest management systems. ..

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